Articles written by Ben Swett:

Turn around…again

When Platinum Healthcare purchased a 197-unit CCRC in Cincinnati, Ohio in September 2014 for $3 million, the community had already posted a $1.5 million loss on $5.9 million of revenues in 2013. This was even after the previous owner, Deaconess Long-Term Care, invested $918,000 in capital improvements in the last two years of owning it. […]

The Ensign Group funds its future

Already one of the more prolific buyers in the healthcare M&A market with 23 transactions in 2015 across the Long-Term Care, Home Health Care and “Other Services” sectors, The Ensign Group is positioning itself for another big year in M&A and increased its revolving credit facility by $100 million to an aggregate $250 million. The […]

Build it and sell it

Carmel, Indiana-based seniors housing developer Leo Brown Group sold two of its recently completed Indiana communities to an undisclosed private equity investment fund for $44.8 million, or $240,591 per unit. The price is a step up from a previous transaction from Leo Brown, when the developer sold a fully occupied, three-year old 140-unit senior living […]

Soft landing for SNF

A not-for-profit owner/operator of skilled nursing and senior care facilities in New Jersey recently acquired a 120-bed facility in Somerset for $12 million, or $100,000 per bed. The buyer, Francis E. Parker Memorial Home Inc., already owns and operates three other skilled nursing facilities in New Brunswick, Monroe Township and Piscataway (the latter two also including […]

Big bucks back for SNFs

After a month during which we saw no publicly announced skilled nursing acquisition valued higher than $63,000 per bed (well below the average price of $79,900 per bed in the 12 months ending September 30, 2015), here comes two announced in quick succession early this month valued over $100,000 per bed. First, California-based REIT, LTC […]

Civitas firing on all cylinders

A seniors housing developer active in Texas, after already opening five assisted living/memory care communities in the state last year, with three more currently under construction, is jumping back into the acquisition market to grow its portfolio. Civitas Senior Living purchased two former Brookdale Senior Living communities (with 58 independent living, 65 assisted living and […]

Where You Live Matters

The American Seniors Housing Association just launched its website. Last week, the American Seniors Housing Association launched its “Where You Live Matters” campaign ( The website offers an incredible menu of information to help guide seniors and their families to make the right decision for them with regards to senior living options. Independent living, […]